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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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  • Address:

    Bill's 9 White Lion Street
    N1 9PD

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1.3 / 5

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‎"Optional" service charges.... Up until today I thought Bill's was a great place to eat brunch with friends and grab a bit to eat while in covent garden. But now I can say that I would not think twice but five times before I go there again. The service disappointed me immensely today. I am a student who just finished her masters in London and does not have a job or a job prospective yet. i.e. I do not have money to give away. As a treat to myself on my last day in London I decided to go to Bill's just around the corner for lunch. The lovely meal that I had was ruined when I asked for the bill and they took my 20 GBP note without hearing that I wanted to make it an even 15. The bill including the "optional" service charges were 15.86. Since the charges were optional and I did not want to get back home with my wallet full of coins I wanted to make it an even 15 (more than half of the service charges would have been payed!) I asked them to bring me the bill again because they did not bring it with the change (I keep them to keep track of my spendings) and told them that I wanted to only pay 15. She brought me the bill back, but said she could not do anything about the amount payed. WHY SAY SERVICE CHARGES ARE OPTIONAL IF YOU DO NOT LET YOUR CUSTOMERS CHOOSE TO PAY IT OR NOT??? Needless to say that the only option you leave me is to not go to bill's again! Would have given more stars if it were not for this incident. It gets one because it's the minimum to be able to leave a comment here


I like the decor but i found the dishes were overpriced & unsatisfactory. I too had the Artichoke tart and had a hard job finding the artichokes under a 'Camoflage' of leaves. I managed to find two! i then requested more, the waiter was kind enough to fetch two more, although they were rather pathetic & measley-looking.... the rectangle tart base was more like a thin crispbread with a think coating of tapenade.. I really could have done better at home!